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Enjoy the best of both worlds, a mixture of nostalgia and adrenaline. This full-day tour explores both the Okahukura to Tokirima rail line by RailCart and the Whanganui River by JetBoat and includes an appetising Ploughman’s lunch at the old Tokirima Station.

This tour is only available from our Taumarunui depot.

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Trip details

Price : $345 Per Person


Early Morning: Depart Taumarunui 7.30am  via rail cart – Arrive back via jet boat approx 2.35pm

Late Morning: Depart Taumarunui 10.30am via jet boat – Arrive back via RailCart approx 5.00pm

The Adventure: 

With two departure times, you can enjoy an earlier start from our Taumarunui depot and ride the rails first.  Travel through the first 10 tunnels on the line including the longest 1.5 km tunnel. Arrive at Tokirima to your welcoming lunch then board our shuttle to be taken down to the Ohinepane Landing to enjoy the afternoon skimming along the Whanganui River on our jet boat listening to the stories and history from our local skipper/guide as you journey back to Taumarunui.

Alternatively, start later in the morning and board our shuttle to the waiting jet boat at Taumarunui's Cherry Grove. Journey down the river to the Ohinepane Landing before your short shuttle ride to lunch at the old Tokirima Station.  You will then board your RailCart for the fun 30 kms on the rails back to Okahukura, enjoying the longest tunnel last. A short shuttle ride will return you to our Forgotten World Motel depot in Taumarunui. Truly unforgettable.

Due to the nature of a railway the schedule is subject to change.

Treat your family member, friend or colleague to an experience like no other.  A gift voucher for this tour can be purchased here.

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Important information

Included in your day:

Lunch,  shuttles and jet boat

What to bring:

In this region the weather is changeable and it’s best to prepare for all conditions no matter the season  

Clothing that can be layered, including warm thermal/merino clothing with a good wind/rain jacket or shell is ideal

It can be very cool in the tunnels even in summer

We suggest you have the following:

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Water and extra snacks if required
  • Windproof jacket with hood even in fine weather
  • Hat, scarf and gloves
  • Sturdy footwear with warm socks
  • Pack a rainproof coat and over-trousers
  • Any personal medication as required

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